Feb 16, 2011

Sharing happiness with others is easy and feels great

Sharing happiness is a great way to spread joy, but how do you do it? Well there are simple and free ways that you can share happiness each day.

Be Polite:
In these days, it is rather uncommon for people to be polite to one another. A simple way of sharing happiness with others is to simply be polite. Remember to say please, thank you, and you're welcome to others. When someone sneezes, says "Bless you". Teach your children to be polite to others, it really goes a long way.

Smile:
Sharing happiness with others can be as simple as a smile. When you pass a co-worker in the hallway acknowledge them with a smile or a nice "hello". Even smiling as complete strangers on the street can make their day. I know I have had tough days and when someone smiles at me or says "hello" to me it really brings a sense of happiness to me.

Donate:
We all have extra clothes and other miscellaneous items that we really do not need and that are taking space up in our homes. A great way to share happiness with others is to donate your old and unwanted items to other charities or people who can use them. This is actually a win-win situation because not only are you giving to those in need, but you are also creating a more organized and clutter free home for yourself.

Listen:
A great way to share happiness it to be a good listener. Sometimes when a friend or family member calls, they just want someone to listen. Everyone needs to vent sometimes.

Appreciation:
Telling someone you appreciate them is a great way to share and spread happiness. Everyone need and wants to feel appreciated. Next time you're significant other has a tough day at work, tell them how much your appreciate how hard they work.

Volunteer:
Volunteering is a great way to share happiness and really helps others out. I know that not everyone has the time to volunteer, but if you do it will make you feel great knowing that you are helping a cause. You can volunteer at your local hospital, animal shelter, or food bank to name a few.

Sharing happiness is a great way to make others happy and in doing so, you will make yourself happy as well. If we each can do one nice thing for another person each day, the world would really be a much happier place. Believe it or not, happiness is contagious!

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Hershey's blogging program, for a gift card worth $25 and some product. For more information on how you can participate, click here.


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Feb 10, 2011

Enjoy Lighting Flameless Candles Review & Giveaway

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I love candles, they create such a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. However, I am the person who lays in bed wondering if I remembered to blow the candles out and if they went out. Of course, that leads to me getting out of bed and double checking. When Enjoy Lighting offered to send me some of their flameless candles to review, I jumped on the opportunity.
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Enjoy Lighting sent me two of their Mottled Texture flameless candles (Bayberry fragrance). The color and texture is absolutely beautiful. The fragrance smells fantastic. The candles have a very realistic look, they even flicker. The look and feel like regular candles, but are flameless. I am in love with them and cannot wait to purchase more.
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From the website:

Features & Benefits
• Available in 3x4, 3x6, & 4x8”
• Astonishingly realistic 100,000 hour Triple-LED flickering light source
• Available with Multi-Hour Timer Mode
• 300+ Hour Battery Life
• Requires 4 ‘AA’ Batteries
• Realistic Melted Edge
• Distinct Fragrances

Why Flameless Candles?

Safety – Traditional wicked candles cause over 15,000 house fires each year. With flameless candles, there is no fire risk if a candle is knocked over or placed too close to a curtains or furniture. Flameless candles are 100% safe around children and pets.

D├ęcor – Use flameless candles in areas where wicked candles can’t go – in a floral arrangement or centerpiece, near curtains or drapes, on shelving or book shelves, in children’s bedrooms, and more.

Convenience – Candles won’t blow out when used outdoors. Some models include a built-in timer allowing the candle to turn on and off when you want it to, every day, at the same time. Set it once and your candle will automatically turn on and provide ambiance every day – without any effort on your part. Set it and forget it!

Cleanliness – no soot build up on your walls or ceilings. No melting wax on your furniture or carpet.

Cost Savings – while a traditional wicked candle can burn out in hours or days, Enjoy Lighting flameless candles will last for years. The LED lamp will operate for up to 10 years or 100,000 hours and a set of batteries can provide at least 300 hours of battery life.* With just the minimal cost of replacing batteries, flameless candles offer a 75% annual savings when compared to purchasing traditional wicked candles.

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The product(s) provided for the review were sent to me free of charge from the company or the PR agency. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review. The opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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Feb 9, 2011

Powermat Wireless Charging Review

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When Powermat offered to send me the Powermat to review, I was ecstatic. I have heard many wonderful things about the Powermat and couldn't wait to try it out.
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The Powermat is an amazing device that can charge up to 3 devices at one time wirelessly. I received the Powermat 3X Mat (retails for $79.99), the Powermat Powercube (retails for $39.99), and the Powermat Receiver Case for Ipod Touch (retails for $39.99). These products are wonderful and Powermat offers bundled solutions so you can save money! Visit here to view the bundled solutions!
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I absolutely love the Powermat! It has eliminated the mass of chords that used to clutter my bedroom. I now just use the Powermat to charge my cell phone, my fiances cell phone, and our iPods. The Powermat charges just as fast (if not faster) than typical chargers. The Powermat not only eliminated chords, but it also conserves energy. It automatically stops charging once the device is fully charged, unlike typical phone and iPod chargers. The Powermat also has different adapters for almost every cell phone!

How does it work? (from the website)
The Powermat Wireless Charging System provides a simple, fast and efficient way to keep all of your favorite personal electronic devices charged. Enabling your devices with Powermat Receivers allows you to Drop and Charge them on any Powermat Mat to experience wireless charging. A magnetic attraction between every Receiver and each access point on every Mat assures that alignment is precise and the most efficient charging will occur. Communication between the Mat and the Receiver allows the mat to deliver an exact amount of power for the proper length of time so that the transfer of power is safe and efficient and no energy is ever wasted. A unique sound tells you that a solid connection has been made and your device is charging. A second, similar sound is heard when the device is removed. Each access point has a corresponding light indicator that informs you that wireless charging is occurring. When a device reaches full charge, power is shut off to that device. This not only saves energy, but it also prevents overcharging of the device's battery, which can shorten battery life. Once full power is achieved and the Auto Shut Off has occurred to save energy and avoid overcharging the device's battery, the system will monitor the status of the battery.

Pick up your very own Powermat here and eliminate mass quantities of chords and save energy!
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Feb 8, 2011

White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Spray Review

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I have natural curly hair and when I say curly, I mean super curly. I enjoy wearing my hair naturally and also straightening it to mix things up a bit so I am always on the look out for new products. I live in Florida so the humidity causes a lot of frizz! I received the White Sands liquid texture spray in medium hold and I love it! To begin with, it is a thermal spray which is great when using using flat irons or hair dryers. The product also gave my hair an incredible shine without looking greasy which is a major plus.
I used this product with my flat iron and it left my hair soft and shiny (not greasy). The hold was perfect and lasted for a long time and my hair did not frizz even with the lovely Florida humidity.
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Product features from the White Sands website:
* Thermal Spray
* Great for round brush styling
* The more heat applied, the shinier the hair becomes
* Moisture resistant
* Color enhancers
* Unlimited styling options
* Can comb through
* Apply hot irons on wet or dry product
* No flaking or residue on hot tools

Purchase White Sands Liquid Texture Thermal Spray here and view all the other incredible White Sands products here!
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